Liezle Ehrenreich

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During the study of genetic diversity at non-core Y-STRs in South African population groups, we identified loci with high discrimination capacity. In this study we present a detailed account of the allele diversity, allele sequence data, gene diversity, allele frequency spectrum and informativeness for assignment in the European English, Asian Indian and(More)
Genetic and physical mapping of the RP17 locus on 17q identified a 3.6-megabase candidate region that includes the gene encoding carbonic anhydrase IV (CA4), a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein that is highly expressed in the choriocapillaris of the human eye. By sequencing candidate genes in this region, we identified a mutation that causes(More)
Mutations in the RP2 gene account for up to 20% of X-linked recessive retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Arg120stop is to date the most frequently reported mutation found in RP2. Mutation screening was performed during the course of a large screening program of retinal degenerative disorders (RDDs) in South Africa using exon 1 and 2 of RP2 in 20 unrelated families(More)
Analysis of exon ORF15 of the RPGR gene has revealed a novel mutation in a South African family with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), which has implications for the rest of the family in terms of pre-symptomatic testing. The ability to test for this mutation will be beneficial for the accurate determination of carrier status in female relatives who may(More)
The objective of the present study was to examine the properties of a set of single-copy Y-STR loci to assess their suitability for forensic casework in three South African populations. Three criteria were used to select markers for assessment. Firstly, the single-copy markers of the minimal haplotype were selected based on their established use in forensic(More)
Two Y-STR genotyping systems were evaluated for usefulness in forensic casework in the Cape Muslim population of South Africa. Samples were collected from 105 males, and genotyped for 17 loci amplified in two multiplexes. Allele and haplotype frequencies were determined for nine Y-STR loci used to define the minimal haplotype (DYS19, DYS389-I, DYS389-II,(More)
Samples were collected from 108 Afrikaner males and 114 males of mixed ancestry. The term mixed ancestry is being used to denote a complex community which was established with contributions from Asians, Caucasians and Indigenous populations and constitutes a significant proportion of the Cape Town metropolitan population. Allele and haplotype frequencies(More)
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